- SWS survey showed more than half of Filipinos believe Duterte can fulfill his promises
- 17 percent said he can fulfill “all or nearly all” promises, while 35 percent answered “most”
- Palace reacted to survey, said Duterte remains focused on fulfilling his promises
MANILA, Philippines – According to a Social Weather Stations survey, a majority of the Filipino people believe President Rodrigo Duterte will fulfill his campaign promises.
The poll, which involved the face-to-face interviews with 1,200 participants nationwide from March 25 to 28, shows 52 percent of the respondents believing in the president’s ability to push through with his promises.
Specifically, 17 percent said they believe Duterte will fulfill “all or nearly all” of his promises. Meanwhile, 35 percent said they believe that the president can fulfill “most” of his promises.
On the other hand, 42 percent answered “few” when asked how many of Duterte’s promises he can fulfill. Another 18 percent said the president will fulfill “almost none or none” of his promises.
Participants were asked the question “In your opinion, how many of the promises of Pres. Rody Duterte can be fulfilled?”
The poll had a ±6 percent sampling error, with the number of participants divided equally among Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Duterte Remains Focused
Reacting to the survey, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte remains focused on fulfilling his campaign promises.
“The campaign vow of the President to rid society of drugs, criminality, and corruption is part of his overarching goal to build a progressive and inclusive nation where Filipinos enjoy a comfortable life,” he said. “This remains the focus of his PRRD and his team, and its effects are now being felt by the people.”